Get baking on Cupcake Day
10th June 2020
Cupcake Day takes place on 13 June 2020. It is held each year to raise money to help the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Three Rivers staff are baking and buying cupcakes to show their support.
People who have a sweet tooth or not you can join us and show your support by purchasing cupcakes, to help people in your local communities.
The fight against dementia is an important one as this is one of the most significant causes of death among people who live in England and Wales. Unfortunately, no cure for dementia has been discovered as yet and research continues. There are a large number of people who suffer from this disease and this leads to the cost of care is very high.
Hertswise offers community dementia support to people of all ages throughout Hertfordshire, through a variety of different services.
Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Health, said: “I would like to thank everyone who is making Cupcakes to sell this weekend. Getting involved would help someone as every cupcake bought will go to supporting special dementia cafes. These are where people who suffer from the disease have a welcoming place to gather with their carers and support each other while enjoying a little light refreshment. I encourage you to go and buy in support of this good cause. This is an important time to care for those in need in any way we can.”
Andy Stovold, Head of Community Partnerships, added: “We are committed to meeting the needs of residents with Dementia at Three Rivers, and have trained many front line Council staff on Dementia Awareness. The staff has welcomed the chance to show how much they care by raising funds for local voluntary groups and support the aims of Dementia UK.
“At times like these the challenges for family carers and professional care staff, make it difficult to support those suffering, but we have seen a range of support groups across the County move on to online support services.”
There are loads of easy to follow cupcake recipes to choose from and this is the perfect opportunity to get busy in the kitchen for a good cause. If baking is not your forte, make sure you grab some cupcakes from your superstore or bakery.
Please share any pictures of your cakes using the hashtag #Three RiversDC.